Screenshot of video from NBC4 Los Angeles of water main break in Venice.

Water main break inundates streets in Venice area

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents are mopping up after a water main break flooded streets and the ground-level garages of homes in the Venice area. The Los Angeles Fire Department says approximately 100,000 gallons of […]


The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

Report finds Powerhouse Fire caused by power lines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Powerhouse Fire was started by electrical power lines, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Forest Service. “The electrical power lines created a competent ignition source,” John Heil […]


Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA 20/20 Commission makes recommendations for budget, jobs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Suffering from chronic budget shortfalls and dwindling numbers of jobs, Los Angeles city officials should take steps to improve accountability at City Hall and bolster economic development activity — including combining […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti to deliver his 1st State of the City

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming […]


LA DWP to offer saturday hours to fix billing mix-ups

(CNS) – Four Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customer service centers will open on Saturdays for the next eight weeks, starting with this weekend, so customers can resolve billing problems.   A major overhaul […]


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

LA utility spent $162M on troubled billing system

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new Los Angeles Department of Water and Power computerized billing system that has overcharged customers and sparked a flood of complaints has cost more than twice the $59 million initially […]


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Mayor, Council perform damage control on DWP billing problems

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thousands of customers still receiving inaccurate utility bills following the rollout of a new billing system, the Department of Water and Power should stop sending out water and power shutoff […]


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LA city council investigates DWP billing snafu

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Several Los Angeles City Council members today sought answers as to why thousands of Department of Water and Power customers received inaccurate utility bills following a $59 million overhaul to the […]


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Judge unlikely to let DWP keep salaries secret

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has indicated he is unlikely to comply with a request from the city Department of Water and Power to keep the names and salaries of hundreds of […]


LA watchdog says coal-free plan to cost $600M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city watchdog says Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to reduce the city’s dependence on coal by the middle of the next decade will cost more than $600 million.


DWP wants to raise electricity rates

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An increase in electric rates for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers is a bit closer to reality today. The Los Angeles Board of Water And Power Commissioners Wednesday […]


Super heavy traffic: Coldwater Canyon, plus weekend woes in downtown

If you’re planning on driving on Coldwater Canyon south of Ventura anytime in the next year, be prepared for what could be some lengthy delays. The Department of Water and Power will begin installing a […]